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Rabbit Parasites

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Rabbits can be secretive about their illnesses, and with some parasites causing serious disease it is important to know what to look out for and how to protect our rabbits from parasites.  

Follow our handy links below to take a closer look at the parasites that can be a problem for your rabbit. 

E. cuniculi

This microscopic parasite is usually harmless, but can cause devastating signs and even death in some rabbits. For more information on E. cuniculi and the risk to your rabbit, have a look at our handy guide. 

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Flystrike

Unpleasant in their own right, ticks can also carry potentially deadly diseases such as Lymes disease, which can affect a range of species. Have a look at our helpful guide to see what the tick risk is to your dog, and what to do if you find one.

Ticks aren’t fussy and will latch on to many of our household pets – to take a look at some of the other pets that can be affected by ticks follow our link. 

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Worms

There are many worm species that can affect our dogs, and can cause signs from mild diarrhoea right through to serious and potentially fatal disease. To have a look at the worms that can affect your dog, and for more detailed information on them all, have a look at our canine worms page.

Worms are found in all our pet species, although different worms like different pets! To take a look at some of the other pets that can be affected by worms follow our link. 

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Mites

Mite infestations can be an itchy business, and with one common species being known as ‘walking dandruff’, it isn’t hard to imagine that they aren’t the best for your rabbit’s beautiful coat either! With several species of mites more than happy to set up residence on your rabbit, knowing what to look out for, and how to prevent them settling in, is an important part of keeping our rabbits scratch-free!

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Coccidiosis

This microscopic parasite can cause no trouble at all, but can be as serious as causing death in susceptible individuals. Knowing the signs and how to reduce the risk of coccidiosis in your rabbit will help keep them happy and healthy.

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Fleas

These horrible home invaders can be a nightmare to get rid of, spread rapidly and are partial to biting us too. For more information on fleas and your rabbit, have a look here.

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Health Plans

For the best protection for your rabbit against flystrike, consider our great range of health plans. Complete Care is the best way to make sure your rabbit has the best preventative healthcare around – keeping them healthy, and giving you peace of mind. 

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